Meet Two Leaders Trying to Reinvent College

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But then he pursued a career in business, first at a strategy consulting firm, and later working his way up to CEO of a tech company called Snapfish, which did photo sharing and hosting and printing and that kind of thing before Instagram existed. Today we're starting out with a big question: What would you do if you could start a college from scratch?

Meet The Gates Foundation’s New Deputy Director in Higher Education

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She began a long career in education, which included cofounding two social enterprise organizations (one of which helped get 4,000 women off welfare), serving as a Commissioner of San Francisco Unified School District’s Board of Education and starting two edtech companies. Hiles raised $12 million between 2011 and 2015 for her company, Pathbrite, which she sold to Cengage Learning in October 2015. Heather Hiles towers above most other edtech entrepreneurs. Truly.

LaGuardia Community College: Where Business and Tech Education Meet

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As the need for affordable education grows, community colleges are well positioned to provide post-secondary degrees, credentials or training to meet workforce needs. LaGuardia’s program, known as TechIMPACT , will partner with tech education companies including General Assembly, Udacity and The Software Guild to provide accelerated tech training for more than 300 low-income young adults over the next three years. “We

Alan November on the '$1000 Pencil' and Why Edtech Companies Aren’t Pushing the Envelope

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A few weeks back, EdSurge published a podcast interview with education consultant and commentator Alan November, and Director of Secondary Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for the Houston Independent School District Mike Dorsey, after chatting with the two education experts at ISTE. Alan November One problem is that companies are still making money off of selling those “$1000 pencils” as ways to improve productivity.

The #ISTE19 Recap Show

The CoolCatTeacher

She’s now working with future secondary teachers and new faculty members at University of Indianapolis. Her passion lies in supporting new teachers’ work in the implementation of original pedagogies that strive to meet all students’ needs.

5 Ways to Battle Burnout

The CoolCatTeacher

Their flexible, self-paced courses are available for graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners or for continuing education units that meet your state requirements.

How edtech supports the success of the Nordic Education

Neo LMS

It is typical that every fall, parents and their children’s kindergarten teacher meet to design and discuss an individualized learning map for their children. There are around 80 education development companies in Finland, and 22 of them participated in EDUDigi.

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How We Disenfranchise Students of Color

The CoolCatTeacher

Their flexible, self-paced courses are available for graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners or for continuing education units that meet your state requirements.

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HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

Naturally, technology plays a central role in scaling quality education supply to meet this demand. There is evidence that universities have a slow-changing culture , when compared to for instance high- or secondary-schools.

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Turn the Page: Looking Beyond the Textbook for Culturally-Responsive Curriculum

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As the leader of an education company, it was a sobering reminder of the complexities and responsibilities involved in creating curriculum. So how can curriculum publishers and educational companies be meaningful partners in creating culturally-responsive classrooms?

School Counselors Helping More Women Go Into Computer Science: Tips and Advice to Find the Fit

The CoolCatTeacher

When we meet with school counselors, one of the things that we share out is the data regarding Bachelor’s degrees that are being conferred in this country, and the number of jobs that are available. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

The CoolCatTeacher

What standards are you meeting using drones in your classroom?” What standards are you meeting using drones in your classroom? After graduation, I pursued and obtained my Masters in Secondary English Education. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

The Best PD for Math Teachers (and How to Use It) #mtbos #iteachmath

The CoolCatTeacher

It turns out it’s actually a great place that educators meet and share what they’re doing in their classrooms. I could go in the airport and tweet out, “Hey, I’m in the Atlanta Airport, and then other friends would see it immediately, and we could meet up, and chat and have lunch.

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Why gamification works [Part 1]

Neo LMS

Candy Crush, a mobile gaming phenomenon, earns its makers, Swedish-based King Games, big money: $250 million in the company’s last declared quarter alone.

MeTEOR Webinar Alert: Classroom Design for Barrier-Free Collaboration

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Typically desks are found in rows with minimal opportunities to enhance learning that research shows optimizes cognitive growth and meets the needs of all students. WHAT: HIGH IMPACT LEARNING ENVIRONMENT™ Webinar – Classroom Design for Barrier-Free Collaboration WHEN: Thursday, Nov.

Tips and Scoops from ASU GSV That You Won’t Find on the Agenda

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It’s very easy to feel FOMO, across all the panels, keynotes, workshops, receptions and serendipitous meetings in the hallways. How powerful would it be if a CEO who just sold his company for a million dollars got on the microphone and said: ‘I worked really hard for this.

‘Dear Mr. Zuckerberg’: Students Take Summit Learning Protests Directly to Facebook Chief

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Students at the Secondary School for Journalism in Brooklyn had become increasingly frustrated with Summit Learning. The Secondary School for Journalism is one of about 380 schools nationwide using Summit Learning, a personalized learning program that involves the use of an online instructional software, called the Summit Platform. Dear Mr. Zuckerberg: Students at Secondary School For Journalism have suffered and faced many hardships because of the Summit Learning program.

Leveraging big data with connected content for stronger academic outcomes

Neo LMS

How can you ensure that your courses meet expectations? Partnering with a learner-centered course design company like Wisewire that uses evidence-based techniques to create real-world courses, will give you a head-start in creating data-driven learning solutions.

5 Ways to Overcome Cognitive Overload

The CoolCatTeacher

Aerospace companies now realize that cockpits with all these switches is completely visually overwhelming for pilots and can create cognitive overload in stressful situations. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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Teachers Want Better Ed-Tech Science Tools. Will the Market Provide Them?

Marketplace K-12

But the ed-tech market in that area is largely undeveloped and has miles go before it can meet educators’ needs. Yet despite all that activity, educators seem far from convinced that there are enough science products to help them meet their needs.

Powerful Leadership, Vision, and Problem Solving for Districts

The CoolCatTeacher

And they also have an influence when it comes to meeting with legislators and other individuals that make policies. Vicki: So… that’s a lot of meetings to have! How do you make time for meetings with these groups?

If you can’t see it, you can’t be it: Edtech that connects students to role models

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Academic research has reached the same conclusions as this teacher; the 2016 State of Racial Diversity in the Educator Workforce assessment reported that “the elementary and secondary educator workforce is overwhelmingly homogenous (82% white in public schools).”

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Innovators worth watching: Ed Leadership SIMS

The Christensen Institute

But a few hours later, Jennifer catches word that one of her team member’s parents vented strong frustration during the school board meeting that evening over the language Coach Goodman uses when talking with the players.

Literature Performance Odyssey with Drama and Student Leadership

The CoolCatTeacher

So, during our Monday morning meeting, I just said, “You know what, guys? My secondary ELA classroom in King George, Virginia is more laboratory than lecture hall, and my passion is helping teachers and students progress with excellence and purpose.

Can Virtual Simulations Teach a Human Skill Like Empathy?

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The company’s simulations make use of virtual students and role playing techniques. A secondary goal is to provoke debate and discussion. At a faculty meeting, things get heated. Do you interrupt the meeting?

#ThankATeacher: Appreciation Stories from the EducationSuperHighway Team

Education Superhighway

I used to think that she made me stay after school with her every day because she needed someone to keep her company. Mrs. Charles was the first and only African-American teacher I would have throughout my primary and secondary schooling.

Books to Africa and A Personal Transformation to a Global Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

It’s a global collaboration project, where teachers can sign up and be part of a 5-week project, meet with one another via Skype, and investigate the whole idea of literacy/illiteracy and how that is different around the world. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

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I made what was probably the clearest statement of my vision for the future of learning materials in my Shuttleworth Fellowship application several years ago: My long-term goal is to create a world where OER are used pervasively throughout primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools. In this vision of the world, OER replace traditionally copyrighted, expensive textbooks for all primary, secondary, and post-secondary courses.

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How to Prepare Students for Jobs in the Self-Driving-Car-Industry

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What people in this industry are looking for depends a lot on the company,” Wyglinski says. There are the Teslas, Waymos and Ubers of the world—companies looking to get self-driving vehicles on the road in two or three years. There are the startup companies trying to figure out what the next generation is going to look like. One thing all of those companies seem to have in common, says John M. It’s about seeing where theory will meet practice.

Digital Design Principles for English Language Learners

Fractus Learning

Almost 5 million students were enrolled as English learners in US public elementary and secondary school during the 2013/14 school year—that’s almost 10% of the total student population. we will find new ways to leverage technology and digital tools to meet our students’ needs.

Not enough students have mentors, and we must change that

The Hechinger Report

Startups and established tech companies are providing a crash course in entrepreneurship, sending engineers and designers into public schools to mentor students. Schools and businesses can meet halfway to close the mentorship gap. But not enough companies provide these opportunities.

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Meet Next Generation Science Standards. He also continues to consult for various districts across the country at the elementary, middle, and secondary level training teachers and administrators. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Bankers, Buyers and Warriors: Reporter’s Notebook From the 2017 ASU+GSV Summit

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Nearly a dozen entrepreneurs we talked to said they each received upwards of 20 emails from investment banking groups, inviting them to meetings in private suites. Almost all of the PreK to 12 programming clustered in the Little America hotel, while the post-secondary, workforce training and company suites clustered in the more opulent Grand America across the street. Take Blackboard , which has bought 15 companies since 2014.

How to navigate the new device-agnostic classroom

eSchool News

In the new device-agnostic classroom, educators are taking the opportunity to ensure they are focused on purposeful applications first, with a secondary emphasis on the device itself.

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Hiring? The Secret to Finding Hidden Edtech Talent

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Finding the right candidate is not only important in order to get the job done but it is also essential for building a healthy company culture. Building a quality referral program not only incentivizes your current workforce to take a personal interest in cultivating company culture, it also functions as a de facto screening system to ensure that you’re working with an internally-vetted applicant pool at all times. Be sure to interact with job seekers and other edtech companies.

The next-gen high school to watch

The Christensen Institute

It may be that a student chooses to meet the competencies for English III by mastering two competencies through an online course, two competencies through project-based learning, and by completing the final two competencies via an internship.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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It’s also looking at the potential changes, said Dr. Gabe Soumakian, CEO and Founder, Sup Du Jour Consulting Group, like what happens when a software or hardware company goes out of business.

These Education Books Sparked Conversation in 2018—And Give Us A Glimpse At What’s Ahead

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In education, Winthrop points to when Brazil tried to build a secondary education system that could meet the needs of students across a largely rural state. With no existing secondary education system in place, the country started from scratch, analyzed their assets and available technologies, and considered what would fit culturally. Look out for discussions about the implications of this for education providers as well as new school-company partnerships.

5 Principles for Evaluating State Test Scores

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They need to look at the growth story as well as whether or not the students are meeting proficiency standards. in education administration and policy from the State University of New York at Albany and a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and English from Boston College.

Teachers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your pain!

The Hechinger Report

The Title I program identifies what fiscal resources schools need, but Congress hasn’t allocated enough resources to meet those needs. Striking Tacoma Teachers walk a picket line, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in front of Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Wash.